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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 49.31564, -117.6531 View Map  Incorrect?
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THE KOOTENAYS

The Kootenay River Begins in Montana, running north into the Canadian Rockies Then the Kootenay turns west cutting through first the Purcell, then the Selkirk Mountains before finally joining the Columbia River at Castlegar, British Columbia. All of the mountains along the Kootenay River are called the "Kootenays".

The local guide book is the West Kootenay Rock Guide, by Aaron Kristiansen and Vince Hempsall (about 2009 no date in book). Rock climbing in the Castlegar-Nelson-Valhalla triangle is plentiful and well developed. Valhalla Pure Outfitters, in Nelson, BC, is the climbing shop to find the West Kootenay Rock Guide. The local climbing scene is quite old, keeping up with the standards of Yosemite since the 1960's.


Getting There 

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Climbing Season

For the British Columbia area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',2],['5.8',4],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Crux is about 2/3 of the way up at the small roof. Phenomenal crack climb. Great stances and holds the whole way....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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